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jeffsod

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Re: innovation, experimentation, adaptation, screwing around.
« Reply #15 on: January 19, 2018, 06:33:56 AM »


Got it. Nice effect. I could see why Fluke like the fly.
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« Reply #16 on: February 05, 2018, 10:46:20 PM »

The fighting crab. I tied these years ago after my first and only encounter with a permit on the flats. The idea was, the wire V near the hook eye would act like a pivot point when stripped causing the claws and body to rear up like a defensive crab. It kind of worked on the harder sand flats but I needed to use a intermediate line and let it sink to the bottom so the line pull would be from a low angle. I caught a small snapper in the keys and one tiny striper in the wash up here. The more coarse sand up here prevented it from taking a fighting stance. I still have visions of throwing one of these at a permit.

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Re: innovation, experimentation, adaptation, screwing around.
« Reply #17 on: February 06, 2018, 08:39:03 AM »

That's creative. I like the idea of the fighting stance crab. I've seen some crazy videos lately of bass that wouldn't each crayfish in the fighting stance.

maybe heavier lead eyes would've help the wires dig in a bit?
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« Reply #18 on: February 10, 2018, 10:44:51 PM »

Once upon a time I caught an albie in the black of night. I have also caught albies in the dark, just before first light. I consider the night time catch a freak occurrence. The morning catches, while not super common, have happened more often. I always wondered if a glow fly could take more albies in low or no light conditions.

These were my first attempts. I under did it on the tail glow and over dosed the heads. They certainly will be seen down there though.

 
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« Reply #19 on: February 11, 2018, 08:26:43 PM »

Just have to charge them with a uv flashlight first
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